Fish Species

Twospot Hogfish

Twospot Hogfish - Description

The Twospot Hogfish is also known as the Yellow Hogfish, Twinspot Hogfish, Yellow Candy Hogfish or Two-spot Slender Hogfish. It is bright yellow with faint red lines running along its body and its 'two' spots are located behind the eye and at the base of its tail.

Popular Name: Twospot Hogfish
Species: Bodianus bimaculatus

Profile of the Twospot Hogfish

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Twospot Hogfish species.

  • Size: Up to 10cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp 25-28 Degrees. PH 8.1 to 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Flake, Pellet or Live Marine Food

  • Temperament: Can be Territorial, Keep a single specimen

  • Habitat: Marine Reef Dwellers at depths of up to 60m

  • Range: Indo-Pacific

Scientific Classification of the Twospot Hogfish

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Bodianus bimaculatus

  • Popular Name: Two Spot Hogfish - Yellow Hogfish - Two-spot Slender Hogfish - Twinspot Hogfish - Yellow Candy Hogfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Labridae

Marine Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Twospot Hogfish

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.


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